Heat wave persists in Delhi, mercury shoots up to 42.2 Degree C

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Hot surface winds today acerbated the ongoing heat wave conditions in Delhi with the mercury shooting up to 42.2 Degree Celsius.

The hot surface winds, coupled with the severe heat led to the maximum temperature shooting up, from 41 Degree Celsius yesterday, to 42.2 Degree C, three degrees above normal.

Though the mornings remained pleasant, with the minimum being recorded one degrees below normal at 21.6 Degree C, scorching hot conditions took over as the day progressed with the hot surface winds forcing most Delhiites to remain indoors in the airconditioned comfort of their homes and offices.

The heat wave conditions are likely to persist over the week with weathermen forecasting a maximum temperature of 42 Degree Celsius tomorrow.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with the likelihood of hot surface winds during the day.

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